These weeknight meals elevate all those yummy, healthy staples like chicken, squash, veggies, and rice to spice up your dinnertime and ward off the winter chill as the weather turns.
Spaghetti Squash Parmesan is the perfect compromise. It’s hearty and satisfying, in that classic marinara and melted cheese kind of way, but it’s also vegetable-based and healthy enough to feel like a virtuous choice going into a new week.
This is the dinner to make when you feel like winding down and stirring something simple and comforting after a long day. The recipe calls for a half cup of white wine, so you might as well just finish the bottle, right?
The only labor-intensive part of the recipe is pounding the chicken, which can be done in a plastic bag to make cleanup easy.
Thighs are so much moister than breasts, and you know how sometimes the outside of a chicken breast is perfectly seasoned and delicious, but the inside is totally bland and dry? Not so with the humble thigh.
It’s comforting and hearty but still reasonably healthy, and a great way to turn a humble acorn squash into a delicious and really different dinner. This is a great recipe to make for a holiday dinner--there’s something so pretty and festive about these little squashes, and they’re really easy to make.
However picky you were about your PB and J's in elementary school, I think everyone can agree that the combination is as much a crowd-pleaser now as it was in fifth grade.